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Posted 20 hours ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 10:51 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
This Thanksgiving, Occupy Wall Street is celebrating unity and community with an open feast at Liberty Square. From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us.
Indigenous voices, religious leaders, food justice activists and leaders from peoples’ movements around the world are speaking on Thursday at Liberty Square. Occupy Thanksgiving is a celebration for the entire New York community. All are invited.
There will also be a can food drive. Donations of cans will go to local food banks and pantries throughout NYC.”
I think I’ll go by with my dog, my camera and some cans of food before joining my family.
After all the implications of mutual violence in the news about “clashes between protesters and police” (never the other way), AM-NY choses a photo of a cop at Liberty Square to praise them for shooting very little this year. Maybe it’s because they vere involved very little with actual criminals.
This is an actual headline from Politico
supported by a graph of the use of the words “income inequality” that has quintupled since OWS.
In the NYT, Nicholas Kristoff even has a lame supportive – full of bad advice column in which he occasionally hits the right note:
The movement has planted economic inequality on the nation’s consciousness, and it will be difficult for any mayor or police force to dislodge it.
Some data on the inequality follows. And it only took two months for that.
If you recall, the main topic in September was reducing the deficit and making cute (read: fasten your belts, the bankers need a new pair of shoes).
Enter OWS. At first they were ignored. Then they were ridiculed. Then brutally evicted. And now they win. This is a lobbyist memo on how to further slander them. It’s interesting comparing the prescriptions of the memo to actual media coverage – me thinks it’s being done already. When they discuss the political ramifications, watch the tools from both parties trying to distance themselves from Wall Street:
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to comment on the memo. But he responded to its characterization of Republicans as defenders of Wall Street by saying, “My understanding is that President Obama is the single largest recipient of donations from Wall Street.”
On “Up” Saturday, Obama campaign adviser Anita Dunn responded by saying that the majority of the president’s re-election campaign is fueled by small donors.
Sure they are all lying. But thanks to OWS, they now HAVE TO.
|sign from OWS event|